It's okay. I'm only humane. I promise I'll get right back on the NBUS again after this post. The NBUS travels on roads that are paved with good intentions!
Since you're here now, I'll show you what I did.
(Sorry, I didn't realize I had captured the faint shadow of a nearby tree in my photo.)
- CAS Watercolor Card Challenge: Spring.
- CAS(E) This Sketch!: Sketch by Michele Ferguson.
- The Flower Challenge: Anything goes.
Look away if you can't bear the thought of Christmas yet ... unless you can't resist silliness!
- Jingle Belles: Any Christmas greenery.
- Muse: Christmas Visions: Cornelia Wenokor
- The Holly and Ivy Challenge: Anything Goes. Very first challenge!
Postal Roller Coaster
We all complain about the post office deliveries and rates, so when I received exemplary service recently, I thought it was only fair to share my experience with you. In my recent NBUS challenges (other than the five gift certificates), there were nine packages that needed to be mailed. Dr. and Mrs. Random Org pulled the winners thusly: three from the US, two from Canada, and one each from Poland, Finland, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand!
I didn't pay for the most expensive delivery service available, so I was shocked and amazed when record-breaking deliveries occurred thusly: to the UK and New Zealand = 5 days; to Poland and one to Canada = 6 days; to Finland = 7 days; and the second one to Canada = 12 days!! That deserves an "attaboy!"
Lest you think the world has tipped on its axis, allow me to share what happened to my friend Nancy some time ago. Nancy made dozens of the most gorgeous wedding invitations for one of her daughters. To make sure there wouldn't be any problems with mailing the invitations, Nancy took the time to go to the main post office with a completed invitation to find out what would be necessary to mail them. The clerk was very helpful and very complimentary. The invitation was measured and weighed and the proper postage was determined. In addition, the clerk kindly gave Nancy a suggestion that if she would box up the addressed and stamped invitations and sort them by zip code, that would ensure a smooth and timely delivery.
Two weeks later Nancy returned to the same post office with the completed fragile invitations. They were all in a box, properly addressed, stamped, and sorted by zip code. Smiling happily, Nancy handed the box to the clerk. Without so much as a glance at Nancy's face, the clerk took the box and quickly checked the invitations. Then she cruelly turned around and dumped the invitations into a giant mail sack. Turning back to hand Nancy the empty box, the clerk found that Nancy had disappeared.
After receiving smelling salts and a bit of water, Nancy was able to get off the floor and make her way home.
*Life is too short!
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